11.18.2008

An Update...sort of...

So, new happenings:

After a long two-months of delays, our agency started issuing referrals again last Friday -- the referrals issued were for toddlers, but we're on the infant waiting list. The unofficial news is that we should hear something by the end of the month.
Follow me here...Since Thanksgiving is next week, our agency's office will close for the holiday, but I'm not sure when (note to self: FIND OUT!) -- because, if they're closed , say, Wednesday thru Friday, then the end of the month will be the 25th...maybe??

In the mean time, Vince & I have registered for baby items at Target. Some of our dear friends are hosting 'going-away/baby showers' for us -- we are so excited & honored that our needs are heavy on their hearts....even though we haven't received our referral yet!

And let me just add, I have no idea what I am doing...baby stuff, I mean. What have I been doing all this time??? I should have been shopping/researching for the items we'll need -- but, of course I haven't done this, and now I am CLUELESS!! :) So, all you mommies out there: what in the world do we need??? What are your favorite items?? Seriously, HELP!! :0

Note the cuddlies below...Vince & I have been sleeping with them, hoping they'll absorb our smell -- because as soon as we receive our referral we will be able send a care-package to Ethiopia with gifts for our little one: cuddlies/toys, photo album of mommy & daddy, and an outfit or two.


10 comments:

Kiki:) said...

Alisa,
Great post:))) First of all, I just have to join one of your baby shower!!! You were so gracious to celebrate Zoie!!
OK...we had to start again from scratch & stumble thru the tons of baby stuff. Go to Baby Wise (on Battlefield) they are awesome! We got our Graco baby carrier & stroller from them (cute pink&black flowers) We bought the Bob jogger...Roger LOVES it!!! Its pink&brown
We love the Dr.Brown bottles (flow1-2 nipples) Do you have a peanut shell...take a peek at Jellybeans or Babywise stores. Of course, you need a Bumbo!!! They are the best:)
Hope that helps!!

Kiki:) said...

OMT...you can add our new blog if you want (simplyloveproject.blogspot.com) We love being kindred spirits!!! :))))

Julie said...

Buy the book Baby Bargains. I bought it when I had Samuel and it helped tremendously since I had no clue what I needed for a child.

Sara said...

Alisa,
I have to second the Dr. Brown's bottles. I used them for both of my kiddos and were the only things to keep the air out of their tummies. I don't know how old your baby will be, but I absolutely loved the swaddle blankets. Micah practically lived in one for the first couple months. I love having a monitor, in fact I still use it today and Micah's 2. (We keep one in the bathroom and one in the basement.) Just a few things I thought of...

Jamie said...

It's been a while since I had a baby at home. There are so many new things since then. I wish we would've had bumbo seats when mine were little. One thing I do know, gets lots of cherrios and gerber puffs for your little one if he/she is doing finger foods. They will always come in handy.

Becky said...

We are praying for you and are so excited for you!

When Jonathan got a little bigger, he lived in his super saucer!

As for baby stuff...lots of Gerber cloth diapers for burp rags, etc...

So happy for you!

Melissa said...

All you need is love. Well, and some diapers. :)

Carmen said...

that is entirely way special! Bountiful blessings upon your family!

small world said...

The cuddlies are so sweet. One thing I just got for Meseret Joy is a diaper wiper warmer. It makes the changing time that much nicer. She smiles when things are a little warmer! He-he! Can't wait to see who your little one is!
Love,Theresa VanWetten

Reno said...

Ha! I just solicited help from my mommy friends and family as well. There is so much baby stuff out there! I have been hearing good things about the BOB strollers too...
I'm going to go look at your registry right now ;)

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